LEGO certified stores in eastern Europe are often a good source of polybags and other sets that are gifts with purchase, or not readily available, elsewhere.
This is where 40301 Bat Shooter came from. Kev, the founder of our favourite charity Fairy Bricks, discovered a small quantity of these in Zagreb, Croatia and was kind enough to bring one back for me to review.
It's packaged in a much larger polybag than you'd expect for a 40 part set. It's polythene rather than the usual polypropylene.
That's because, as well as the bricks, it contains a cardboard target showing three of Batman's adversaries.
It doesn't take long to construct the shooter that resembles Batman's logo. There's a disc shooter element in the middle and a couple of 2x2 tiles to project from it.
Once built you can have fun shooting the tiles at the villains!
So, overall, then, not terribly exciting but it should provide a lot of fun for kids, and of course polybag collectors such as myself will be glad to have it in their collection.
I have no idea if it'll become more widely available, but I suspect not given marketing of TLBM has pretty much ceased. Thankfully it's available from BrickLink from a couple of European sellers for a nominal sum so head over there if you need it.
Thanks again to Kev, and by way of thanks for him facilitating this review please donate to Fairy Bricks to help them continue the fantastic work they do in providing LEGO to children in hospitals around the world.